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God's Got Mail: Letters Arrive at Jerusalem's Western Wall

The postal service says the letters arrived from all over the world

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    God's Got Mail: Letters Arrive at Jerusalem's Western Wall
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    In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, Reform Rabbi Nicole Greninger, right, takes a picture of other American and Israeli Reform rabbis as they pray in the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem's old city. A recent gathering of American Reform rabbis in Jerusalem was meant to celebrate the small gains the liberal Jewish movement has made in Israel in recent years. But a series of comments by Israeli leaders denigrating the group marred the event, reflecting an awkward relationship that many fear is alienating the world’s second-largest Jewish community from Israel. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

    Israel's postal service is delivering letters to a unique address that hasn't changed in thousands of years.

    Ahead of the Jewish high holidays, it took some of the dozens of letters it receives each year that are addressed to God and delivered them to the Western Wall, where visitors traditionally place handwritten notes of prayer and wishes in the cracks between its stones.

    The postal service says the letters arrived from all over the world, including Russia, China, France, Nigeria and the United States. Most had no return address and were addressed to "God," ''Jesus" or "Our Dear Father in Heaven." 

    The Western Wall, located in Jerusalem's Old City, is a retaining wall of the compound where the biblical temples. It is one of the Holy Land's most-visited sites.

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    (Published Friday, June 23, 2017)